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28 January, 2017
A Yazidi Refugee, Stranded at the Airport by Trump - The New Yorker
“We escaped isis at Sinjar!” he exclaimed. “How much harder can this be?”
And so Nada would try. After all, she had done everything the U.S. government had asked of her. After years of interviews, security and biometric screening, medical tests and more interviews, she had a valid visa.
Throughout the course of the day, he had been remarkably composed on the phone. But when I tried to ask a light question—whether she’d packed a lot of bags—the line went silent for a spell.